Icann?, more like TheyCann
Apparently ICANN can, and apparently will screw over whoever they like. Time for them to be reigned in.
37 posts • joined 25 May 2007
hmmm. Personally, I'd rather have 2FA actually consist of two factors. The way it sounds now, someone could steal my phone and login to my account without issue (assuming I don't have the phone protected with a pin/password). If I do have my phone protected with a pin or password, how is that different from entering the password to sign into my Microsoft account? It's not like I need my Microsoft account password to be 20 characters long if I have 2FA enabled.
This sounds like a solution without a problem.
"However, the sector does not seem to be putting its knowledge to good use. The fact is that security breaches in the private sector are on the rise, and public confidence in good information handling is declining."
My confidence in The Register's "information handling" abilities went down the toilet this morning, along with 25,000 others.
Yahoo! Mobile was an excellent tool. m.yahoo.com, however, sucks. I have an HTC Touch Diamond, and far and away prefer using a discrete app for accessing web-based info. Using the browser on a mobile device is akin to using a post-it note to write a novel. Difficult at best. This applies equally to both Opera Mobile and IE.
Where oh where is Firefox mobile...
1) Capacity is mentioned in decimal sizes by hard drive manufacturers in order to up the apparent spec without adding additional cost.
Operating Systems count sizes in binary amounts, 1000 bytes is of no use in a binary counting system, whereas 1024 is much easier to use in binary. 1KB = 2^10 or 1,024 bytes, 1MB = 2^20 or 1,048,576 bytes, 1GB = 2^30 or 1,073,741,824, 1TB = 2^40 or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and finally 1.5GB in binary is 2^40 + 2^39 or 1,649,267,441,664 bytes, which when abbreviated into human readable form looks like 1,649GB or 1.6TB for short. Of course, HDD manufacturers should use the binary capacities as the listed capacities but they don't since selling to chavs always reduces to the lowest common denominator of understanding. They use the decimal capacity since it looks like you get more for your money.
2) Reliability is a factor of many things. Quoting the MTBF of hardware is (for me) useless since WTF does 1,200,000 hours mean time to failure mean??? Come on, that's like 120 years! As if! Reliability can in no way shape or form be predicted accurately for an individual component much less an individual drive. Over the years (I bought my first HDD in 1986) I've had varying degrees of success with Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor, Samsung, Hitachi, Connor, IBM, Quantum, and the god-awful Fujitsu. I can honestly say by far the most important item for maintaining a reliable drive is to make sure it never runs hot. If it does, it WILL fail, and usually pretty quickly. If a standard desktop drive runs in a 20°C ambient environment, is kept stable, and not subjected to undue physical stress, it will last (and I have drives to prove it, from various manufacturers) at least 5 to 8 years if not substantially longer. Just for your edification all drives I currently use are never turned off, they run without power management 24x7x365. Perhaps the absence of in-rush current stress is giving me a better experience. Also, I best mention I will probably now suffer a bunch of sudden failures simply because I wrote this comment.
As an aside, I can't wait for SSDs to become mainstream since that will seriously increase reliability, performance, power efficiency and will reduce noise pollution (ever heard an SSD? I thought not).
I totally agree. Fabrication must continue to be closely coupled with design otherwise AMD will simply become another x86 compatible has-been. I hope that doesn't happen since AMD is the only real competitor Intel has, and without competition Intel will not be motivated to create high quality product for reasonable prices.
I live in Canada, where we have sub-3rd world data rates and exorbitant costs to go along with it. Rogers is the only provider in the entire country who provides GSM style cellular coverage (can you say monopoly - I knew you could) and they charge $50 + per megabyte. If you do the math, that makes it $1250 per second to download at 250mbps. F*ck me! If you dared use that for a month, the bill would be like $3.2 billion dollars (yes, the american style billion).
I remember when 1GB SCSI-II drives (full height no less - none of this 12.5mm junk) were selling for around $1,000. And not all that long ago - 1997. So by that scale, a 256GB drive would have cost $250,000 or so. $5,950 / $250,000 = 2.4% in other words this drive is 42x cheaper per GB.
I'll take 50! yah right....
But seriously, it's fantastic to see that they even make drives like this. I mean 0.1 ms seek???? thats fast. and 50-65GB /sec transfer rate - that smokes practically any drive out there assuming it can keep it up over a good stretch of time. It's only a matter of time until we all have this tech in our notebooks.
see http://communities.vmware.com/community/beta/server2.0?view=discussions for some users early takes on this release. It seems VMware in their infinite wisdom has moved to a completely web-based management console. I don't think I'll be moving to v2.x any time soon!
@eddiwrenn - there are some very valid reasons to run VMware virtualization inside an already virtualized guest - such as learning how to use VMware for instance.
Regarding your post:
7. http://www.monashreport.com/2007/07/09/revolutionary-trends-in-the-analytics-market/ - okay, now we're getting somewhere. A database forum... hmm, I've had to try to er, "persuade" a modern parametric CAD/BIM package drive a bloatasaurus SAP backend. I came out gibbering like this after only 2 months - but I had the good sense to quit that job! (The client keep wheeling out dusty guys in grey coats who looked like they had just seen sunlight for the first time in 15 years to tell us that, no, not ALL products used a 8-alphanumeric code, and that they updated the SAP lookup tables BY HAND; for a national supermarket chain...aaaiiiieeeeee my mind's going Dave! Daisy! Daisy!)
I love the picture in my mind of the "dusty guys in grey coats" - sounds to me almost like a scene from Dr. Who where the darleks are coming to get me.
Congratulations on practically making me fall off my chair. Now all the other people in my office think I'm completely mad.
amanfromMars - you give me a real headache - I have to read your sentences over and over and over - eventually giving up preferring to hope beyond hope that I don't end up crawling over into the corner dribbling profusely...
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